Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has clinched deals to equip and service the entire 1,044-MW Hai Long offshore wind farm in Taiwan, the turbine manufacturer said today.
The Hai Long development comprises three projects -- the 300-MW Hai Long 2A, 232-MW Hai Long 2B and 512-MW Hai Long 3. The deal for the delivery of 73 units of the SG 14-222 DD machines follows preferred supplier agreements with the project developer signed in 2019 and earlier in 2022.
The award from Hai Long Offshore Wind Project is Siemens Gamesa’s largest offshore wind power deal to date. According to the statement, the developer has given limited notice to proceed with the turbine supply contract and is expected to issue full notice for a firm order in 2023.
The arrangement comes with deals that call for the turbine maker to service the complex for 15 years, with an option to extend the contract to 20 years. Siemens Gamesa will also provide offshore logistics and operations and maintenance service facilities for the three wind parks.
Hai Long is owned by Canada-based Northland Power Inc (TSE:NPI) with a 60% stake and Taiwan-based Yushan Energy Co Ltd, which is jointly owned by Yushan Energy Pte Ltd of Singapore and Japanese trader Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031). The partners will install the offshore wind complex 50 km off the coast of Changhua County.
Siemens Gamesa is currently building a nacelle assembly facility in Taichung, Taiwan. It recently launched an expansion project for the site to make it three times larger than initially planned. The expanded factory is expected to begin operation in 2024.
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